The Best Banana Powders

So… we need to talk about banana powder. Named for its slightly yellow hue, banana powder is MUA-approved for its ability to illuminate skin, neutralise redness, hide dark circles, set makeup, and reduce shine. Basically, it’s kind of a big deal in the pro beauty world, and you seriously need to consider adding one (or several) to your stash.

There are many strong contenders for best in show, so to fully equip you for the battle of banana powders, we’ve rounded up our top six and given the lowdown on what they do best. Scroll to discover the staples you absolutely need to have in your makeup arsenal.  

Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder

If you’re looking for a powder that’s ultra-brightening with soft, golden undertones, you need Jeffree Star’s Magic Star Setting Powder (shade Banana) in your life ASAP. The formula is ultra-fine, so it refuses to settle into fine lines and creates that flawless, airbrushed effect instantly. Oh, and Jeffree wasn’t kidding, it smells like candyfloss.


Everyone has an always late friend. If you don’t, chances are you’re the always late friend… and that usually means getting ready on the go. Ofra’s Pressed Banana Powder comes in a handy mirrored compact, so it’s officially train, plane and back of a taxi friendly. Ideal for oily complexions, this banana powder reduces excess shine whilst neutralising redness and dark circles.

Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Baking Powder

Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Baking Powder is one for the pro bakers. This loose powder absolutely refuses to crease, so it’s perfect for setting under-eye makeup and locking your look in place for a stay all day finish.

Milani Make It Last Setting Powder

There’s nothing worse than the dreaded flashback when you’re trying to get that perfect Insta pic. Thankfully, Milani Make It Last Setting Powder in Banana contains subtle yellow pigments that create a natural finish and stop you from looking ghostly in your selfies. Expect brighter, mattified skin and a soft-focus finish.


Prefer a slightly glowing base? Hold the highlighter and try NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Finishing Powder in Banana. Apply this super fine powder alone or on top of foundation to even out discoloration and set your makeup in place whilst achieving a healthy, lit-from-within finish.


Ideal for banana powder beginners, Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder offers effortless control over coverage and is packaged in a portable compact for simple on-the-go touch ups.